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Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence

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Are you interested in learning more about adolescents? 

The Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence might be for you!

This interdisciplinary certificate is intended to provide broad background in the area of adolescence and is offered through the Collaborative on Early Adolescence. The certificate is designed to complement undergraduate course work in a variety of majors, including the psychology major. The certificate program is open to all NIU undergraduates who maintain a good academic standing in the university. 

Participants in the certificate program should contact Dr. Mounts early in the certificate program for advising. 

Contact:
Dr. Nina Mounts
Phone: (815)753-6968
Email: nmounts@niu.edu

Courses

Requirements include 12 hours of coursework.

One Core Course:
EPS 307 (3) Development of the Adolescent - Offered Spring 2015
EPS 406 (3) Issues in Human Development and Learning in the Middle School & High School Years - Offered Spring 2015
PSYC 424 (3) Adolescent Development - Offered Spring 2015

One Group One Course:
*EPS 307 (3) Development of the Adolescent - Offered Spring 2015
*EPS 406 (3) Issues in Human Development and Learning in the Middle School & High School Years - Offered Spring 2015
EPS 419 (3) The Middle School Child - Offered Spring 2015
LTLA 363 (3) Young Adult Literature in a Multicultural Society
PHHE 404 (3) Drug Education - Offered Spring 2015
PHHE 406 (3) Sexuality Education - Offered Spring 2015
PHHE 408 (3) Mental and Emotional Health - Offered Spring 2015
*PSYC 424 (3) Adolescent Development - Offered Spring 2015
SOCI 488 (3) Juvenile Delinquency
TLCI 422 (3) Middle School Organization and Structure - Offered Spring 2015
WOMS 332 (3) Growing Up Female
*May be counted toward Group One if not used for the core.

One Group Two Course related to adolescent development:
**EPS 492 (1-3) Special Topics in Educational Psychology
FCNS 489 (3) Topical Issues in Family and Child Studies
HIST 473 (3) Topics in Women’s History
KNPE 399 (3) Youth Development through Physical Activity
**PHHE 472 (1-3) Current Issues: Health Education
PSYC 495 (3) Seminar in Special Topics - Offered Spring 2015
WOMS 430 (3) Special Topics in Women’s Studies - Offered Spring 2015
**Students must take this course for 3 semester hours.

One Additional Course from Group One or Group Two.

The certificate worksheet is a tool to track coursework and progress toward the certificate.   The Spring 2015 Courses lists the courses being offered in Spring 2015 for the Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence.

Related Links

Overview of the Certificate program - 3 minute presentation - Flash required

Requirements of the Certificate program - 3 minute presentation - Flash required

Worksheet: Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence

Spring 2015 Courses: Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence

Spring 2015 Class Schedule: Details can be found here